Posts Tagged ‘Taxes to Caesar’

Luke 20:19-26 Wolves In Sheep’s Clothing

You may look the part, but Jesus knows the heart.

We are continuing on in the temple with Jesus. He has just finished sharing a parable that left those listening to Him speechless! The scribes and chief priests recognized themselves in this parable and were incensed! They wanted to take Him RIGHT THEN, but they were afraid of the people. The people loved what He was saying. Luke told us just a little bit ago that “all the people were hanging on His words” (Luke 19:48). No way are the religious leaders prepared to take on the people.

Instead of coming at Jesus directly, they decide to try and trick Him instead. Their goal was to get Him to say something they could take to the Roman government. Then the Romans would have to deal with Him and they could keep their hands clean. So now the problem was how to get Him to incriminate Himself. Read more »

Matthew 22:15-22 Taxes to Caesar

To Caesar what it Caesar's

To Caesar what it Caesar’s

Jesus is still in the temple in Jerusalem. The chief priests and Pharisees have withdrawn from the confrontation. But that doesn’t end the schemes of the Pharisees. Not wanting to have another direct confrontation with Jesus, the Pharisees send their own disciples and a group of Herodians.

I wondered who the Herodians were so I Googoled them. Got gave me information on the all the ruling bodies in Jesus time; the Herodians, Pharisees and Sadducees. I invite you to check out what I found if you are interested too. The three groups didn’t agree on a lot of points, but the one thing they had in common was that they wanted Jesus dead. Read more »